**SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD**
Ha. I just realized I wrote ‘ahead’ when I’m about to talk about a decapitation. But anyway, yes – I will spoil some of Hereditary (my favorite movie of 2018) in this post, so you’ve been warned.
Now, there are numerous parts of this movie that honestly gave me the heebie jeebies (I love that term). So, needless to say – it’s tough to pick just one for this post. But……if I had to – it would be Toni Collette’s character Annie performing a ‘self decapitation’ on herself while hovering above her son Peter (Alex Wolff) as he watches in horror. It’s an unnerving, unsettling, and grotesque image as Annie saws slow at first…..then faster as the blood begins to flow from her neck.
I have to say real quick after watching Hereditary again last night – that I think it’s fantastic, and not just for a horror movie. And if you think this isn’t a horror movie (yes, there is a debate about that), please feel free to give me some reasons why in the comment section. If it’s not your cup of tea, I totally respect that. And if you don’t understand what was happening with the plot, I totally get that too (although a little research could be to your benefit with that). But, if you think Hereditary isn’t a horror movie……..I just don’t get it. Ok ok – enough of my slight rant…..let’s get on with the ‘self decapitation’!